Charles -> 1649 Liberty

Nominal Guns44B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1632BWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
Constructor Peter Pett (1610-1672)BWAS-1603
CategorySecond RateB065
Ship TypeGreat Ship B065


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Breadth33' 7"Imperial Feet10.1177 
Depth in Hold16' 3"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen810Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel105' 2"Imperial Feet32.0142 
Breadth35' 7"Imperial Feet10.7036 
Depth in Hold16' 3"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen607Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen810Tons and Tonnage 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1633300 BWAS-1603

11 Commanding Officers

15.4.1633 - Captain John Pennington (d.1646)ref:10701636Captain Thomas KettlebyBWAS-16031638Captain Henry MainwaringBWAS-16031640Captain Henry MainwaringBWAS-16031642 - 1643Captain Richard SwanleyBWAS-16031643Captain Tristram StevensBWAS-16031646Captain Richard SwanleyW0151647Captain Walter MynarBWAS-16031649Captain William WildeyBWAS-16033.1648/49 - 1650Captain James MoultonW0151650 - 10.1650Captain Edward HallBWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

24.3.1648/49 - 22.5.1649General at Sea Edward Popham (c.1610-1651)NRS076

1 Warrant Officer

15.4.1633 - Master Peter Whiteref:1070

Service History

1636Service in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1642Service in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1643Service in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1647At PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1649Renamed LibertyBWAS-1603

Sailed from the Downs for Kinsale

10.1650Ran aground and wrecked off HarwichBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1642-1642Summer Guard of 1642Sir John Pennington (d.1646) 
1650-1650Summer Guard of 1650  

Notes on Ship

That Captain Wyldy do command in the [HBMS Leopard (1635)|Leopard], and carry down the Charles into the Downs, for Captain [James Moulton|Moulton]: And that the Commissioners that serve for the Navy, give him a Commission accordingly. From: House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 2 March 1649


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